Strategic Plan

JFS Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026

Our Mission

Inspired by Jewish values, we help people from all backgrounds build on their strengths and meet life’s challenges.

Our Vision

People thrive with the support of our connections, resources and services.

Our Values

Jewish values are the foundation of our work at JFS. We are always guided by chesed (kindness), tzedakah (justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Our Goals

Goal 1: Ensure program and service impact: Mission-driven programs, delivered by talented staff, are the heart of JFS. Continual evaluation is vital to this work, as is collaboration with community partners and outreach to increase understanding of community needs.

Goal 2: Build financial strength and stability: Balanced budgets, fair contracts, diversified revenues streams, and increased fundraising can contribute to a higher level of stability and flexibility for JFS. Further exploration of collaboration and partnerships must be considered in the quest for sustainability.

Goal 3: Invest in the people who power our organization: Recruiting and retaining talented staff, board and volunteers is core to our success. We must be competitive, with a healthy organizational culture that attracts participation from people of diverse backgrounds. We also must build strong relationships within the communities we serve.

Goal 4: Strive for excellence in operations: Our infrastructure is a vital component in our ability to achieve our mission and vision. We must provide the tools, systems, and workplace for people to perform at their highest level.